Saturday, 18 June 2016

Licensing Expo, Las Vegas



Following on from the success of Surtex in New York last month, my agents, Jewel Branding & Licensing will be exhibiting at another major art licensing show this week - Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, which runs from 21st - 23rd June. I've been extremely busy preparing for this show over the last few months and in addition to my portfolio shown at Surtex, I have now added over 50 brand new pieces of art including repeat patterns, illustration and typography! These pieces add to existing ranges, as well as making up 6 completely new themed ranges, with designs suitable across many different product areas. There are designs for everyday including my 'Geometrico' range, which was developed from sketchbook doodles created while travelling around Italy earlier in the year ( - shown above). 'Mosaic' (- below) is loosely inspired by the current trend for colouring book art and mixes black and white geometric line drawings with bright pops of colour for a really fun collection.


Another new range, 'Harvest' uses a warm Autumnal colour pallet combined with images from nature including sunflowers, leaves and vegetables. The range has been designed both with everyday product in mind, but also with the dual purpose of being ideal for seasonal product at Thanks Giving! 


I have added a number of new Christmas themed designs to my portfolio including motifs such as Christmas trees, snowflakes, baubles and woodland animals, as well as a selection of Christmas inspired typography. While some designs feature a more traditional colour pallet to appeal to a broad audience, I have additionally created designs with my signature style bright colour 'pop' for a really fun and modern look! 


There is so much more to see! Visit Jewel Branding at Licensing Expo booth J101 to view my full portfolio. Or, if you can't make the show contact Beth Franklin ( beth@jewelbranding.com ) for more information. 

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Surtex Begins!


The day designers have been working hard towards for months is finally here. Surtex begins today in New York! I'm so sad not to be there in person, but I'm wishing my agents, Jewel Branding & Licensing a truly great day! I know they are going to do such a great job representing me!

For those of you visiting the show over the next few days I have lots of new designs for you to see including my quirky hand drawn typography range, Well Hello There! which playfully mixes pattern and inspirational phrases.
I have many designs inspired by my love of travel and artwork from around the world. For example, my La Dolce Vita series of designs aims to capture the wonderful essence of Italy, while my Global collection references tile patterns from around Europe.
Closer to home my Fruits of the Forest designs were inspired by my love of the English countryside around my home in Worcestershire...
There is much, much more to see, so if you're in New York for the show please pop by booth 417 and take a look at my full portfolio. (You can add me to your show planner here).



Sunday, 8 May 2016

Maped Helix - The Stationery Show 2016


The Stationery Show 2016 took place in London at the end of April (26th - 27th) and I was thrilled to receive these photos from stationery experts, Maped Helix this week, which show one of my designs in action! 




Several months ago I was asked by Maped Helix to create a design for a giant colouring page to be used at the show to demonstrate their adult colouring products, which include colouring pens and pencils. The brief was to create a unisex design, which incorporated geometric and mandala style elements that would work around their existing 'National Stationery Week' typography. There was a huge amount of drawing involved in the design to make sure that the illustration remained detailed even at an enlarged scale and this kept me busy and very happy for several days! 


I loved working on this project and am so happy to see my illustration featuring in the wonderful stand design as well as seeing how much fun people had colouring it in!



Many thanks to Maped Helix for providing these photos. Images copyright Maped Helix 2016. 

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Jewel Branding are now my agents WORLDWIDE!

There are lots of exciting things happening behind the scenes at Vicky Yorke Designs, (which I'm looking forward to telling you about as soon as possible...), so I am very happy that my wonderful American agents, Jewel Branding & Licensing are going to be looking after my brand interests worldwide from now on! Visit them at Surtex booth 417 to view my portfolio and discuss opportunities!

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Print and Pattern Blog - Surtex


I'm so honoured to have been featured on the wonderful Print & Pattern blog as part of the Surtex 2016 promotion. The blog is viewed by thousands of people every day, including art directors and manufacturers who are looking for unique art, as well as other designers who are looking out for inspiration and trends. The standard of the design featured on the blog is always very high, so I truly was delighted to be included in the run-up to the Surtex show! 

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

'Beside The Sea Shore'


Annie Troe has kindly featured my 'Beside the Seashore' pattern square on her 'Pattern Parade' this week where she promotes designers by linking to their portfolios through her blog and social media. Annie has a wonderful blog, which is full of interesting information about art licensing, as well as lots of lovely art, which you can take a look at here. 

'Beside the Seashore' is one of my art licensing collections that will be shown by my agents, Jewel Branding at Surtex next month. The patterns were inspired by two holidays I took last year in England, where I loved just wandering along the beach, or looking at the little fishing boats docked in the harbour. I am so inspired by looking at the sea - I couldn't wait to draw it all! I hope the collection captures all of the special moments that make a British seaside holiday. The drawings certainly hold a lot of happy memories for me!

Please contact Jewel Branding to view the whole collection.



Friday, 15 April 2016

One Month Until Surtex!

My wonderful agents, Jewel Branding & Licensing will be in New York from May 15th - 17th for Surtex. If you're looking to license art / designs pop by booth 417 to say hello and view my portfolio. I've been working very hard and have lots of lovely new collections for you to see! To make appointments email beth@jewelbranding.com